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and negotiate an end to the current round of fighting. this morning there are conflicting reports out of cairo that israel and gaza could be close to a truce. clarissa ward is in the egyptian capital. good morning, clarissa. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the egyptian president morsi has said repeatedly he hopes to announce a cease-fire agreement imminently. but cbs news has spoken to a source very close to the hamas delegation here in cairo. they said that so far these talks are not going anywhere. now, one of the reasons for that may be that hamas is making some pretty big demands in exchange for stopping its rocket attacks on israel. primarily it wants an end to the israeli blockade of the gaza strip. israel unlikely to budge on that issue because of fears that lifting the blockade would lead to an influx of weapons that could get into the hands of militants inside gaza. as you said, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is on his way to cairo now for talks as diplomatic efforts here really intensify to try to stop this conflict from escalating to a point of no return. >> claris
plan to stage a massive demonstration tomorrow. holly williams is in cairo and has been watching this whole crisis unfold. >> reporter: a week after president mohamed morsi gave himself broad new powers that some egyptians say make him a dictator in all but name his islamist allies have rushed to finish a final draft of the country's constitution. it could now be put to a referendum before the end of the year. protests and violent clashes in cities across egypt, president morsi defended his power grab last night on egyptian state tv. he said his new authority is needed to guide egypt through its democratic transition and that he will give up his expanded powers once the country has a new constitution. a final draft of the constitution is now complete, written and voted on by a panel dominated by president's morsi's political allies, neither all of them islamists. the constitution gives islamic sharia law a more specific role in government and doesn't guarantee women's equality. it also empowers the state to defend morals and values. critics like human rights lawyer say that could
king. cai norah o'donnell is in washington.nother secretary of state hillary clinton is in cairo for another et round of ceasefire talks. israel and there's no letup in the fighting. >> another wrench thrown in the peace efforts this morning. a bomb exploded on a tel aviv tel aviv. bus. >> allan pizzey is in tel aviv. >> the bomb went off shortly before lunchtime. side win ten people were injured. ten peop three of them seriously, although it's not ously. life-threatening. the blast took place almost right next to the israeli defense headquarters in central tel aviv and fortunately just around the corner from a hospital. 11 people were treated for shockstreet. in the street. the last serious bombing in tel aviv was over six years ago. ago that killed 11 people.ople. the police say this was not a suicide bomb but they're calling it most definitely a not a terrorist attack.definitely they believe the bomb was placed under th under the seat and think maybe on one or two men were involved and it they were hunting for them in the area. they there's no word they found
to those very close to the hamas delegation here in cairo. they told us they are nearing an agreement, that that agreement might actually take place within the next few hours. he said that the cease fire will be implemented in two parts but he didn't get any details to exactly what the cease fire will look like and as to which of hamas' demands, if any, that the israelis will agree to. >> that's very significant. i know clarissa you had a chance to question the leader of hamas yesterday. let's play that tape. >> cbs news in america, please. does hamas want peace with israel? >> reporter: god willing the american people will wake up he said and realize it's better to stand with 350 million americans than continue to support israel. >> quite an answer clarissa. i have to ask you, what was it like being a female american journalist in that room and what about his response? >> reporter: well it was certainly intimidating norah. i was the only american in the room and, as you can see, had to shout to be heard. his aides pointed at me and said you are a hunter. so i would t
'm charlie d'agata, gaza city. >>> clachling victory for a different reason. clarissa ward is in cairo where the truce agreement was sealed yesterday. what are the possible sticking points in this new cease fire agreement? >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning, gayle. happy thanksgiving. the main sticking point that may arrive with this agreement is that in the third clause of that cease fire agreement that essentially says after a cooling off period israel must start opening up gaza borders and allow for free passage of trade and also people. israel is very reticassant of lifting that blockade. you may see weapons into the hands of militants but hamas is adamant that that blockade needs to be lifted. a few sticking points raised with that one. >> what does the role that egypt played mean for egypt and the region going forward? >> reporter: egypt has definitely emerged as the winner in all of this. secretary of state clinton calling it a cornerstone of stability in the region. and i think the west had been a little bit concerned about how egypt's recentl
in benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the u.s. embassy in cairo and involved into a direct assault. there are indications extremists participated. there's a hedge there. but the benghazi attack was not referred to as a terrorist event. however, ambassador re is a cabinet member. that means she gets daily intelligence briefings like the president does, the content of those are not known. republican senators say that she misled the public and that they will block her confirmation as secretary of state. the white house is saying they can get at least five republicans to join the democratic majority to get her through and confirmed if nom napted as secretary. meantime cbs has learned that the current secretary of state hillary clinton will go to the hill and answer questions from congressional investigators but she's not likely to do that until the state department's own investigation is complete, sources close to that investigation say that likely won't happen until the end of december. >> they have not yet interviewed the secretary of state. >> they have not. two months in, investiga
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